Discourse

Sivan Greenberg sivan at omniqueue.com
Tue Oct 30 00:29:39 GMT 2018


On Tue, 30 Oct 2018 at 0:28 Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Oct 2018 at 20:56, Luca Beltrame <lbeltrame at kde.org> wrote:
> > - As far as I remember, they *only* supported deployment with Docker.
> >   This is is IMO a terrible and black-magic approach
>
> Seems like a perfectly sensible and modern way to deploy.  You can log
> into the running container fine and twiddle as needed.


> +1


> > - It uses (used to use?) PostgreSQL as database, for which Sysadmin
> >   isn't really keen on using unless absolutely necessary
>
> Shrug, personal taste.


+1


>
> > - The UX is not as best as it looks, hijacks stuff like the back button
> >   on the browser and what not
>
> Shrug, personal taste.
>
> > - The "app" on mobile is a joke, basically a web view of the mobile page
>
> I'm told the app works fine web view or no, doesn't seem a reason to
> dislike an app.


+1 also common with content viewing mobile apps.


>
> > > I think KDE should consider moving away from mailman and onto
> >
> > Does Discourse have a mail interface to avoid breaking user workflows?
> > How should a migration be handled? Don't forget we'll lose distributed
> > archiving of the mailing lists as well (very useful).
>
> It certainly notifies by e-mail, I've not yet worked out how it treats
> incoming e-mail.


I do wish to keep the mailing list interface as I find it hard (personal
taste) to work out too much “GUI” and having it all in my gmail boxes is
nice.  Surely it supports a sorts of mailing list interface ?

>
>
> It has import filters for mailman and maybe phpBB but also if we ever
> got to a point where we dropped the current systems entirely they can
> just be turned read only and continue to be used as archives.
>
> > Also, don't forget that "should", to quote a seminar I was at recently,
> > should become "I/we/they will". If no one is willing to put support
> > with the (aged! I'm not saying it's perfect) forum infrastructure why
> > do you think one would put up with the new
>
-- 
-Sivan
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